Chicken Divan (Without the Canned Soup)

chicken divan

I must confess, I made Chicken Divan with cans of soup for many years.

Since I’ve been trying to eat less processed food in the past few years, I’ve worked at re-creating this dish, without it. Truth be told, it’s not been that easy. I tried a lot of really bland Chicken Divan recipes! This is where I ended up and I think it’s pretty good. It’s also really flexible. You can extra ingredients like onions and mushrooms, if you like and you can change up the cheese to suit your family’s taste.

Try this with left-over turkey and/or asparagus, too!


You might also like:

Bookmark the permalink.


  1. Margaret-Rose Principato

    Made this tonight for dinner and my family DEVOURED it! My husband couldn’t stop telling me how DELICIOUS it was! ❤

  2. So glad you enjoyed it, Kim. It’s been a while since I made this dish. I think I’ll put it on the menu for this week!

  3. This turned out wonderfully! Great recipe. Thank you!!!

  4. I have been looking high and low for a good Chicken Divan recipe sans canned soup. I just finished making this, but have not tried it yet. I made it ahead and will bake tonight for dinner. I am anxious to try it. I did try the sauce and thought it was wonderful. I omitted the nutmeg and replaced with a 1/4 tsp curry powder and a dash of cayenne pepper. I was pleased with the result. I will comment once I have tried the entire dish. I can’t wait!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

  • Thanks for visiting Food and Family! You can keep up to date with new posts and more by following us on Twitter or Facebook.